Definition of Bursitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder.

Specialized synonyms: Housemaid's Knee
Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Bursitis

1. n. Inflammation of a bursa.

Definition of Bursitis

1. Noun. (medicine) An inflammation of a bursa, most common in the shoulder, elbow or knee ¹

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Definition of Bursitis

1. inflammation of a bursa [n -TISES]

Medical Definition of Bursitis

1. Inflammation of a bursa, occasionally accompanied by a calcific deposit in the underlying supraspinatus tendon, the most common site is the subdeltoid bursa. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bursitis

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Literary usage of Bursitis

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1. Manual of operative surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1921)
"In time a useful and movable joint formed. Figure 1359 s patient twenty-five months after operation. CHAPTER XCIV OPERATION FOR SUBACROMIAL bursitis AND FOR ..."

2. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1906)
"bursitis The bursae connected with tendons or joints or situated ... Acute bursitis presents tenderness, pain, redness, and distention of the bursa. ..."

3. General surgery by Eugen Fröhner (1906)
"For example, bursitis olecrani in the horse is due to pressure on the elbow from ... bursitis calcanei is due to contusions of the bursa over the os calcis, ..."

4. Therapeutic Gazette (1917)
"SUBACROMIAL bursitis. BY JAMES K. YOUNG, MD, FACS, Third Stries. Vol. XXXIII. No. ... Subacute bursitis, inflammatory type. surface of the acromion and the ..."

5. Modern Surgery: General and Operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1907)
"It is difficult to differentiate between inflammation of a deep bursa and synovitis; indeed, in bursitis the joint is apt to be secondarily affected. ..."

6. The Hip and its diseases by Gibney, Virgil Pendleton (1883)
"BuRSiTis OF THE HIP. From the anatomy of the hip one will learn that several bursae exist about this joint and contribute largely to the smoothness with ..."

7. A Manual of modern surgery by John Chalmers Da Costa (1898)
"bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. Acute bursitis arises from strain or from traumatism. The symptoms of acute bursitis are pain, limited swelling, ..."

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